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Bulgaria Cuts Work Hours for the Blind.

Sofia News Agency, Bulgaria.
Monday, July 31, 2006.

Bulgarians with damaged eyesight would work fewer hours, the government has decided together with trade unions.

Blind people will work seven hours daily, instead of eight.

The drafted amendments of the decree for jobs requiring short workday were passed unanimously.

The National Council on Tripartite Cooperation adopted by a full consensus the changes in classifying positions that need extra paid annual leave, setting obligatory insurance against accident at work as well as changes concerning work under harmful or specific conditions.

Those working in a surrounding with ionizing emissions will have additional annual paid leave, irrespective of the duration of broadcasting.

Coefficient of work trauma will be set each year by the Labour and Social Policy Minister, according to the revised framework.

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